Nissan Pathfinder Screen Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/18/22 •  3 min read

The Nissan Pathfinder is a splendid car. It is spacious, powerful, and has an impressive safety rating. However, there are some things that Pathfinder doesn’t have that you would want in a car.

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One of those things is a screen that works properly. When your screen isn’t working properly, it’s difficult to see the information that you need to see on your dashboard.

This can make driving more dangerous because you don’t know what you are doing when you are driving your Pathfinder. So, how do you fix it?

Here are some simple steps to take when your screen isn’t working properly on your Nissan Pathfinder.

Symptoms

Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a navigation system that is connected to the audio system via a single cable. The navigation system comes with a touchscreen interface that allows you to control the map, browse map data and search for destinations using voice commands.

Many smartphone users complain that some apps do not work at all or work for a short time but then remain stuck on the loading screen for a while.

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Causes

There are several reasons your screen may not be working properly. You can check the most common problems below.

Faulty Display—The display screen on your Pathfinder is very sensitive and can be damaged easily if you bump it or drop it on something. This can cause it to become unresponsive or not work at all.

To fix this, you will need to replace the display screen on your Pathfinder.

Wiring Problem—If there is a problem with your wiring, then you won’t be able to turn on your Pathfinder at all. This is a very common problem with older vehicles and can be caused by many things, such as an electrical short or a faulty fuse.

To fix this, you will need to take apart your entire car and check out all the wirings for any problems or damage that may have occurred.

You may also want to get an inspection from a mechanic as well if you have questions about what is wrong with your car.

Water Damage—If there has been water damage to the electronics inside of your Pathfinder, then they will not work properly anymore.

To fix this, you will need to replace any damaged parts for them to work again properly.

Procedures

Here are some simple steps that you can take to fix the screen on your Nissan Pathfinder:

Locate the small black and white wire attached to the bottom of the steering wheel and connect it to the electrical system of your vehicle. If you do not have a specific wiring diagram for your car, then follow these instructions as best as you can.

Disconnect any other devices that may be connected to this wire and reconnect it to the electrical system of your vehicle. Turn on your car and try to adjust the screen. If it is not working, then you will need to troubleshoot further.

If the screen still does not work, then you will need to disconnect all the wires from this system so that you can troubleshoot further. Now connect a new set of wires from this system back into place and try again.

If this does not work, then you will need to consult a mechanic for further help with this issue.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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